easter

Each spring, I have a bit of tension between connecting with my jewish identity and my christian one. But this year I'm really feeling the rebirth vibe. (even though my dad's jewish, growing up we always celebrated my mother's religion -  the United Church of Canada / protestant christianity. To the…

Story title

begin writing your story...I have to say, I like these prompts from Ghost (my blogging software). So, I'm pulling the trigger today. I'm going to kick off a FB group tonight for Montrealers to discuss building and maintaing knowledge infrastructures.In 2003 I kicked off Ile sans fil with…

interneting

trying to flex tired interneting muscles. Today that meant finally signing up for reddit (open science, effective altruism), editing the ile sans fil wikipedia entry, and this.…

Having a plan

This is at least a plan for how we can understand activity and impact of funding for social impact. I'm unclear on whether it's possible to shrink the black box between inputs (funded activities) and outcomes (as collected by national statistics agencies) sufficiently to derive insights, but I appreciate that…

Good job, Humans! (thread)

November is here, and that means a massive shift is coming. And by "massive" I am of course referring to the redefinition of the kilogram unit of mass that the world has been building up to for more than 100 years. Let me explain: pic.twitter.com/FnOmq4dFTF&…

Beat to the punch

First post of this new blog was about a conversation I'm having with Jesse about a neo-Victorian- / steampunk-style volunteer collaborative initiative to build ... democratic, I guess (??) ... information infrastructure. Our first attempt at a name was "Her Majesty's Royal Society of Pragmatists Building Open Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Decision-Making".Today / yesterday Carl…

Foreword by Dan Brickley and Libby Miller

I've been trying to understand how to semantic web for 1.5 decades now. This is helpful (and funny)People think RDF is a pain because it is complicated. The truth is even worse. RDF is painfully simplistic, but it allows you to work with real-world data and problems that…

might as well be funny

Hi internet, ASD here. Long time listener, first time caller.— Australian Signals Directorate (@ASDGovAu) October 29, 2018 reminds me of Defcon's "spot the fed".…

Johannesburg

Arrived in South Africa for #GivingTuesday data workshop.Here's some info about GT's data project.…